Review: A Hero of Our Time Aug23

Review: A Hero of Ou...

HUNCHtheatre C Royale – until August 27th (5 / 5) The performance itself is heroic. A Hero of Our Time is a Russian tale of an old-school player who screws over his old bestie in the game of love just because he can… and all for a girl he isn’t even that interested in. In...

Review: Don Juan Aug21

Review: Don Juan

A Slightly Isolated Dog Assembly George Square – until August 27th (4 / 5) Famously french, interactive and entertaining rendering of the famous tale of an old-school player who took it too far. Don Juan travels the land and sea seducing women and leaving them to pine for him. He has no...

Review: Lets Face the Music and Franz Aug17

Review: Lets Face th...

Earnest & Wilde C Royale – until August 27th (3 / 5) A musical romp through the origins of the First World War is not your first thought for a Best Cabaret Award Winner, but that’s exactly what Erik Igelström and Ciadhra McGuire managed to achieve in Adelaide earlier on this...

Review: How to Be a Bad Girl Aug17

Review: How to Be a ...

ERT Records in association with Igarus Theatre Collective Laughing Horse @ The Place (Room) – Venue 532 – until August 26th (4 / 5) A magician of a musician in a most fabulous hat, Brooklyn-based Sabrina Chap makes her Edinburgh debut. How to be a Bad Girl, a captivating cabaret...

Review: Everything Not Saved Aug17

Review: Everything N...

Malaprop Theatre Summerhall – until August 26th (3 / 5) This is a show about memory, but not nostalgia. Everything Not Saved is a thought-provoking piece about the reliability of memory, history and photographic records. How a simple sentence can alter one’s recollection of past...

Review: Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist Aug17

Review: Tilda Swinto...

Tilda Co Assembly George Square – until August 26th (4 / 5) There is really nothing more to be said. If one is not intrigued by the show’s title, which is also the show’s premise, which is, literally, the entire show, then it is perhaps best to attend another show. Tilda...

Review: Achilles Aug17

Review: Achilles

Company of Wolves Summerhall – until August 26th (3 / 5) Ewan Downie, who writes and performs in this rendition of Achilles, is certainly a strong performer. For an hour, his voice and energy fills the entire studio as he recounts the story of arguably the greatest hero in Ancient...

Review: WRoNGHEADED Aug17

Review: WRoNGHEADED

Liz Roche Company Dance Base – until August 19th (4 / 5) WRoNGHEADED merges film, voice and movement to confront the realities of women’s rights and freedom of choice in Ireland. Choreographed by Liz Roche and performed by Justine Cooper and Sarah Cerneaux, this dance piece is...

Review: The Laird’s Big Breaxit Aug16

Review: The Laird...

Netherbow Actors Co Scottish Storytelling Centre – until August 27th (4 / 5) The rt hon toff Gussie McCraig gives a private address at the Caledonian Stags, a secret club for “sTories” – Scottish tories, if you will. He reveals his secret plants to do away with...

Review: Handfast Aug16

Review: Handfast

Nutshell Theatre Summerhall – until August 26th (4 / 5) Handfasting, is the Scottish symbolic act of a couple’s hands being tied together, often with cords or ribbons, representing their union. Handfast, the show, follows three couples on the lead up to one of their weddings....

Review: The Basement Tapes Aug16

Review: The Basement...

Zanetti Productions Summerhall – until August 26th (5 / 5) The Basement Tapes is a one-hander performed by Stella Reid, with a five-minute appearance by the pizza delivery guy. Beginning in darkness, the audience hears Reid on the phone in panic, as if beginning in the middle of the...

Review: Baby Face Aug15

Review: Baby Face

Katy Dye Summerhall – until August 26th (4 / 5) Katy Dye delivers a magnificent performance in her self-devised show, Baby Face, which examines infantilisation and the dichotomous attitudes towards paedophilia and performed prepubescence. Despite its simple thematic focus, Dye rolls...

Review: Definition of Man Aug15

Review: Definition o...

Nikki Muller and Jason Rosario Greenside @ Infirmary Street – until August 25th (3 / 5) With impeccable fitness, balance and control held in their bodies, it is no wonder Nikki Muller and Jason Rosario have won Best in Dance and Physical Theatre and Ripest Show at the 2017 Hollywood...

Review: Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live Aug13

Review: Loki, the Sc...

Loki (Darren McGarvey) / Lakin McCarthyr Bedlam Theatre – until August 26th (4 / 5) Newspaper columnist and hip-hop artist Darren McGarvey, aka. “Loki” the Scottish Rapper, is shooting to fame following the release of his first book Poverty Safari, having appeared on question time and...